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Pros Super breathable, wind and water resistance, lightweight design, layers easilyBreathable, durable, helmet compatible hood, awesome thermoregulation, high valueBalaclava hood with neck gaiter, good wind and water protection for a fleeceLightweight, breathable, full-length zipper and a hoodSuper cozy materials, stylish, lightweight, warm
Cons Tight through the shoulders, expensive, stinky after one useNot weather resistant, expensiveNot very breathable, expensiveNot very warm, no weather resistanceExpensive, not the most breathable, zipper slips
Bottom Line A hybrid fleece built to breathe in the thick of winter.The perfect fleece that will take you from the grocery store to the mountain tops.Great technical fleece best used in alpine conditions.A lightweight piece to add to your layering system.A stylish and comfortable fleece best for relaxed hikes and wearing around town.
Rating Categories Vigor Hybrid Hoody R1 Full Zip Hoody Fortrez Hoody Rab Nucleus Hoody - Women's Kyanite Hoody
Warmth (20%)
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8
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8
Comfort (20%)
6
8
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8
Breathability (20%)
10
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Layering Ability (20%)
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Ease Of Movement (15%)
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Weather Resistance (5%)
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Specs Vigor Hybrid Hoody R1 Full Zip Hoody Fortrez Hoody Rab Nucleus Hoody... Kyanite Hoody
Type Midweight Midweight Midweight Lightweight Lightweight
Main Fabric Nylon, polyester Polartec PowerGrid(93% recycled polyester/7% spandex) Polartec Power Stretch with Hardface Technology (88% polyester, 12% elastane) Thermic fleece & Power Grid Nylon, polyester
Unique Features Insulated front and back panel, breathable arms Hidden zippered pocket, balaclava hood fits under a helmet, brick-patterned insulation balances breathability and warmth Balaclava hood with neck gaiter Close fitting hood fits under a helmet Stretchy, abrasion-resistant fabric, gussets for movement
Weight (ounces) 10.2 11.9 11.9 11.2 11.2
# of Pockets 2 (2 hand, 1 chest) 2 (hand), 1 hidden zippered pocket (right hand) 3 (2 hand, 1 arm) 2 (hand) 2 hand
Hood Option? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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